Talia Randall is a writer, performer and podcaster. Their work has been called “sublime” (dig.com), “distinctive” (The Upcoming) and “refreshing” (The Guardian).
Talia is the creator of a touring poetry show What Words Are Ours? that features deaf and hearing artists on the same stage. Talia’s poetry has been published in the anthologies Poems from a Green and Blue Planet (Hachette Children’s Group) and Everything is going to be All Right (Trapeze) as well as Bath Magg, Interpreter’s House and Fenland Poetry Journal.
Talia’s BBC commissioned podcast Blossom Trees and Burnt Out Cars was released in July 2022 and explores who has access to nature and who doesn’t. Talia’s debut poetry pamphlet Proverbs for a Woman Drinking Alone is due out from Broken Sleep Books in early 2023.
Since 2007, Talia has worked with children and teenagers to develop their voices through drama and poetry. Her way into the arts was as a participant in various schemes and creating opportunities for others is a huge motivation for Talia. She’s designed PHSE curriculums for use in hundreds of state schools, presented to hundreds of teens in crowded assembly halls, directed plays in hospital schools, run projects on healthy relationships in PRUs and facilitated theatre projects with children from Traveller communities.